Thursday, June 23, 2011

Another Chapter...But How?

Is it okay that I'm just going to sit down and write out some thoughts? I know it's been almost a year, and I'm okay with that. But there are some things on my mind, and I figure, why not put them here?

I am trying to wrap my mind around the idea of time. How is it that almost two years have passed since we first met our Elijah? How is it that well over two years has passed since I first sat down here and shared that we were expecting a baby. And I shared pregnancy tales and thoughts, and dreamed about meeting my little one. And now, in six days, he'll be two. A two year old boy. Who loves trouble, and adventure, and fun, and excitement, and mischief. Who loves to laugh, and hug, and run, and play, and wrestle, and jump, and swim, and color, and sing, and dance, and read. Elijah is full of life, and joy, and laughter, and love. He far outweighs any expectations I had of raising a child. He is our little love. And I just cannot believe he's two. So still...I cannot wrap my mind around the idea of time. Where has it gone? How does it pass so quickly? How do I try and dig deeper into time, and try and saturate myself with it? To appreciate every moment? It just goes too quickly.
How is it possible that after what seems like only months, we have a two year old, and another little one on the way? In less than six months, we will go from a family of three, to a family of four. Isn't that amazing? Elijah will take on the new role of big brother, and Nick and I will be parents of two. It's amazing and unbelievable. All we can say is "thank you, Lord, for another blessing." I don't know how the time passed right before our eyes,, and I can't explain why...but our life is marching on, and it's full of wonderful things.
Happy Birthday, to my almost-two-year-old boy. I love you Elijah, deeply and fiercely. And to our new little one...we love you to distraction and are very much looking forward to meeting you!